TFO (Temple Fork Outfitters) :: TiCr & Professional Series Rods "TiCr: Our proprietary use of titanium and chromium dampens shock and helps protect the rod from errant flies. Hardware includes 3 oversized super-hard titanium oxide stripper guides, premium grade cork, and matte black finished blanks with silver appointments and logos. Fighting butts are on 6 weights and heavier rods and the powerful 14 weight includes a cork fore grip. Each rod features unique color-coded (by rod weight) alignment dots and comes in a beautifully logoed black rod sock." "Professional: Previously offered as our Western/Saltwater/Steelhead Series, we’ve merged them into what Lefty says are the perfect rods for all anglers and skill levels."